Cuba, CARICOM strengthen ties amid Covid-19
Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba review virtually this Tuesday the relations of the Caribbean nation with the regional bloc to strengthen ties.
The 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the CARICOM-Cuba mechanism analyzes today the region's main problems and the confrontation with Covid-19 in a year marked by the effects of the pandemic.
The context gives special relevance to the usual meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra said in a recent press briefing held in Havana regarding the meeting.
According to Sierra, the meeting focuses on uniting wills facing the current challenges, which include Covid-19, the economic crisis, and other issues such as climate change effects and the development of the region's countries.
Health, education, human resource training, sports, culture, energy and agriculture also top part of the agenda.
For the first time, Cuba has health professionals in all CARICOM member countries and in five non-independent States of the region, Eugenio Martinez, general director of Latin America and Caribbean department at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted on Twitter.
The meeting coincides with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Cuba and Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica, the first Caribbean states to adopt that decision.
CARICOM is made up of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Suriname.
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